Respawn's Star Wars FPS Cancelled

A follow-up post from Electronic Arts announces the cancellation of Respawn's planned Star Wars first-person shooter, which fits with its stated plan of reconsidering licensed IP. This also discusses mobile plans, and how the previously reported departure of Marcus Lehto will affect the Battlefield series. Here's word on the cancelled Star Wars shooter:
Respawn's unique ability to connect with players and create exceptional game experiences is unrivaled in entertainment. As we've looked at Respawn's portfolio over the last few months, what's clear is the games our players are most excited about are Jedi and Respawn's rich library of owned brands. Knowing this, we have decided to pivot away from early development on a Star Wars FPS Action game to focus our efforts on new projects based on our owned brands while providing support for existing games. It's always hard to walk away from a project, and this decision is not a reflection of the team’s talent, tenacity, or passion they have for the game. Giving fans the next installments of the iconic franchises they want is the definition of blockbuster storytelling and the right place to focus.